Indian Country awaits outcome of lobbying probe (May 18, 2004)
As Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) continues his investigation into $45 million in lobbying and other fees paid by tribes, some in Indian Country wonder where the high-profile probe might lead. Few expect McCain, a critic of influence-peddling in Washington, D.C.,...
Tribal college dedicates library technology center (May 18, 2004)
The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated its $10 million Library Technology Center on Saturday. $p The 55,700-square-foot center replaces temporary buildings that had limited technology. Located on IAIA's campus, the center houses 27,000 volumes,...
Film to tell story of imprisoned Chiricahua Apaches (May 18, 2004)
A documentary is in the works to tell the story of Chiricahua Apaches who were imprisoned by the U.S. government in the late 1800s. $p "Wild Justice" is a joint effort that involves members of the Chiricahua, Mescalero and Fort...
Tulalip Tribes sign cooperative agreement with county (May 18, 2004)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington signed a cooperative agreement with Snohomish County on Monday at the site where Treaty of Point Elliott was signed in 1855. $p The tribes and the county are seeking to cooperate on economic, education and...
Yellow Bird: First Lakota graduates from UND nursing (May 18, 2004)
"Rae Ann Red Owl is the first Lakota to graduate from the nursing program at UND. She is also the first woman from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota to complete her master's degree in nursing. It wasn't an...
Grant to encourage reading on Rosebud Reservation (May 18, 2004)
A $24,450 grant from the Reading Is Fundamental organization will be used to encourage reading on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. $p Parents and children will be given access to computers and digital cameras to create their own...
Janklow greeted by supporters, protesters leaving jail (May 18, 2004)
Former South Dakota governor and U.S. congressman Bill Janklow was released from jail on Monday after serving 100 days for second-degree manslaughter and three misdemeanors. Janklow said little to the throng of media awaiting his release from the Sioux Falls...
Cherokee Nation takes language seriously (May 18, 2004)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is trying to ensure the Cherokee language is preserved by future generations. $p Students at an elementary school learn Cherokee in an immersion class where English isn't allowed. The tribe's online courses are so popular...
Yakama Nation enforces fishing laws on non-Indians (May 18, 2004)
Some non-Indians are questioning whether the Yakama Nation of Washington had jurisdiction to cite them for violation of tribal fishing laws. $P The tribe ticketed two non-Indians for fishing without a $30 tribal permit on the Yakima River. The tribe...
Pechanga Tribe defends enrollment policy (May 18, 2004)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of California is defending its enrollment policy in a lawsuit brought in state court. The tribe is threatening to remove 130 people from the rolls. The tribe's enrollment committee says the group doesn't...
Lawsuit filed against tribe's Palm Springs plan (May 18, 2004)
A Palm Springs, California, woman is suing the city council over its approval of a development plan affecting land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. $p The Section 14 plan calls for retail and other development on...
Nebraska tribes fail to turn in recall petition (May 18, 2004)
A recall effort initiated by two Nebraska tribes was stalled on Monday when the Omaha Tribe failed to submit a petition on time. $p The Winnebago Tribe and the Omaha Tribe circulated the petition to recall Thurston County attorney Al...
AllNative.Com opens retail store in Iowa mall (May 18, 2004)
AllNative.Com (http://www.allnative.com), the e-commerce sister site of Indianz.Com, has opened a retail store at a mall in Sioux City, Iowa. $P The store will offer Native-made and produced products, including art. It is located in the Southern Hills Mall. $p...
Indian law school graduates urged to retain identity (May 18, 2004)
American Indian graduates of the University of Wyoming school of law were urged to keep their identity intact in an "alienated" U.S. society. $p Gerry Spence, an attorney who used to live near the Wind River Reservation, invoked the words...
Supreme Court allows disabled suit against state (May 18, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed states to be sued for failing to provide disabled access to state courthouses. $P The majority said the Americans With Disabilities Act authorizes money damages for not accommodating disabled people. In...
Aquash murder suspect faces extradition hearing (May 18, 2004)
A Canadian Native man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash has an extradition hearing scheduled to begin December 6. $p John Graham maintains he is not responsible for Aquash's December 1975 death. Aquash's body was...
Dorgan, Campbell to protect Sacagawea dollar coin (May 18, 2004)
Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) plan to block legislation to remove Sakakawea / Sacagawea from the golden dollar coin. $p Rep. Mike Castle (R-Delaware) has introduced legislation to replace the Indian woman on the Lewis and...
Tribal chairman says $120K fee to Abramoff worth it (May 18, 2004)
The chairman of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana says the $120,000 yearly fee to embattled Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is well worth it. $P "Jack knows a number of people that we want to inform and educate," chairman Alton LeBlanc...
McCain wants to know whether tribe behind donation (May 18, 2004)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has added a $500,000 Republican donation to his investigation of high lobbying and public relations fees paid by tribes. $p The Republican Governors Association reported the donation as its largest in 2002. It came from Michael...
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